Like other professions veterinary care has changed rapidly over the last decennium. Besides the development of new western diagnosis en therapies, complementary therapies like homeopathy and acupuncture are being used more frequently. For a large group of people this became the standard. Whether the methods that are practiced can be scientifically validated is still a point of dispute. When regular veterinary care fails to provide positive results people can decide to have their animals treated in a complementary way. Owners that avoid taking antibiotics or prednison themselves will prefer not to have their animals take it either?
Besides looking at the current complaint (ailment) of the animal one regards the total interplay of factors that ultimately led to the specific disease. An extensive inquiry will be made concerning your animal’s food, housing and behavior. The treatment therefore does not limit itself to the ailment but to the animal as a whole. This is why one speaks of a holistic approach. By which is meant that other factors such as emotions, food and housing can be decisively bigger factors in diagnoses and so in the treatment as well. Finally one should realize that the complaint does not have a central role in alternative/complementary veterinary care. Healing and recovery gained a complete new concept in meaning.